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Living in and Receiving from God’s Kingdom

Mark 4:26-32 (NIIV)

Truths about God’s Kingdom

1. It just takes a little seed to start something big

Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)

“Do not despise these small beginnings”

2. Once planted God’s Kingdom never stops growing.

Mark 4:32 (NIV)

“…when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants” 

Revelation 7:9 (NIV)

“After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.”

Romans 14:17 (NIV)

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” 

3. It gives protection for all who are in it.

Mark 4:32 (NIV)

“...with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade.”

Psalms 91:1 (NIV)

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” 

Benefits of being in God’s Kingdom

1. Freedom from God’s wrath.

Romans 5:9 (NIV)

“Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!” 

2. Rest for your weary soul.

Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” 

3. Eternal Security

John 10:28 (NIV)

28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

John 5:24 (NIV)

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”